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Chimney Rock Park, NC with 2 Views
Microphoto Showing Two Views From Chimney Rock Park, NC

Chimney Rock Park, NC with 2 Views

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The view shows 2 photos of Chimney Rock Park, NC. The images are the Chimney Rock and Bottomless Pool. These are two of the widely known tourist spots of the Park. Chimney Rock is 300 feet tall and juts out of the Chimney Rock Mountain. The images are titled

     CHIMNEY ROCK below the right image
     BOTTOMLESS POOL below the left image
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the right side of the view

Antique microphoto glass cliché was made in France in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Each microphoto was made directly on the glass plate. Each 4 inch x 5 inch glass plate was comprised of several hundred of the same microphoto. This larger plate was then hand scored and cut to make the individual photos for use in the manufacturing of stanhopes. Each microphoto cliche is approximately 3mm x 3mm or about an 1/8" square. In most cases we have a few examples of each and as they have been stored for nearly a century, the conditions vary. Some of the cliches may have scratches or other maladies. Because microphotography is very exacting and complex, even the finest made microphotos can have faults. In general, they are very nice and certainly useable for study or could be used for stanhope repairs. They should be considered rare, as such microphotos seldom escaped the stanhope manufacturing workshops. They are a wonderful curiosity and historical artifact.

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